More organizations are incrementally adding Agile methods to take their project portfolio management practices to the next level, while software providers are adapting their PPM offerings to keep pace with demand.
From functionality to return on investment, here are some key criteria to focus on when considering a project portfolio management solution.
If it’s the standardization and automation that attracts many in the construction field to project portfolio management software, how that ties into risk and reward keeps them coming back for more.
With the cost, quality and complexity of healthcare under a national microscope these days, some hospitals are already realizing critical improvements by implementing project portfolio management, thanks to niche solutions designed specifically for their needs.
A Gartner research director’s critique of the Project Management Institute’s recently released portfolio and program management standards engages practitioners, vendors and consultants.
Some organizations have the latest and greatest software for prioritizing projects; some don’t. A project management veteran who helped start her credit card company’s PMO from scratch shares her experiences in meeting the challenges. [8 min.]
Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant report surveys the state of PPM in a challenging economy, evaluating 19 technology providers, naming six “leaders” and addressing some emerging market trends.
When you're close to a project, it can be difficult to objectively gauge the strategic impact and risks involved. Miller Brewing Co.'s director of strategic projects shares her insights on setting project priorities and building the business case justification. The challenge is to clearly define the quantifiable benefits while also recognizing the qualitative or soft benefits. [7 min., 30 sec.]
Big or small, upstart or long established, many companies are finding that the value of their PPM efforts is tied to the maturity of their processes and practices. And even small advances in PPM capability can spark great leaps forward.
A wide variety of technology solutions and services are available to help organizations implement, customize and improve their project portfolio management processes. Here is our April roundup of recently announced PPM offerings.